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The Great Reordering of the Urban Hierarchy | Newgeography.com

The Great Reordering of the Urban Hierarchy | Newgeography.com | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

"Most people in England think the United States consists of three cities — New York, Washington D.C., and Los Angeles — because they're the ones that run the media, they're the ones where the celebrities hang out, they're the ones where the politicians are."

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Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space: Anacostia River Water Trail Guide

Is a publication from the Anacostia Watershed Society. It's a useful resource when you're considering questions about how to better link and connect to the River, as has been discussed in past blog entries such as "Wanted: A comprehensive plan for the "Anacostia River East" corridor."

 

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Michelle Holliday – The Pattern of Living Systems | TEDxConcordia

Watch this video! Understanding Michelle Holliday's message provides an opportunity for everyone......

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San Francisco Fights Erosion as Coastal Cities Watch Closely

San Francisco Fights Erosion as Coastal Cities Watch Closely | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Every few years, stormy surf grinds away at Ocean Beach, a 3.5-mile stretch on the Pacific Ocean, pulling huge amounts of sand out to sea.
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Manmade Climate Change Accelerated In 2001-2010, World Meteorological Organization Reports

Manmade Climate Change Accelerated In 2001-2010, World Meteorological Organization Reports | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
WMO: The global temperature increase rate has been “remarkable” during the previous four decades, according to the preliminary summary.
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Reduce Waste, Energy and Water – and Boost Your Bottom Line

Reduce Waste, Energy and Water – and Boost Your Bottom Line | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Improvements in reporting earth-related metrics prepare investors to identify leading companies with potentially higher profits & shareholder value.
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4 Things The Hunger Games Can Teach Us About the War on Women - News - GOOD

4 Things The Hunger Games Can Teach Us About the War on Women - News - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Katniss manages to destabilize and ultimately upend a government hell-bent on manipulating her to its nefarious ends.
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Companies Pick Up Used Packaging, and Recycling’s Cost

Companies Pick Up Used Packaging, and Recycling’s Cost | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
While government requirements for recycling remain limited, pressure from environmentally minded consumers and the cost advantages of reusing materials are bringing change.
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6 Incredible Inventions Made Possible by Nanotechnology

6 Incredible Inventions Made Possible by Nanotechnology | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Here are six of our favorite amazing inventions made possibly by nanotechnology!
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Join GOOD for a Cash Mob in Los Angeles - Cities - GOOD

Join GOOD for a Cash Mob in Los Angeles - Cities - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
 A "cash mob" is an event in which a large group of people descends on a single independent store in a coordinated strike to give the local...
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Resilience = Sausage [video]

Resilience = Sausage [video] | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Resilience is often described as the ability to adapt to change. A lot of people are talking about it these days, but what does it look like in practice? One of my personal goals for 2012 is to inc...
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Resource of the Week: Ultimate Guide to Social Enterprise Conferences

Resource of the Week: Ultimate Guide to Social Enterprise Conferences | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
  Our team at seToolbelt is thrilled to be heading to Oxford, UK next week for the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship.
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Managing a Planet Under Pressure

Managing a Planet Under Pressure | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
A meeting explores ways to reduce the environmental impacts of humanity's growth spurt.
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Fundamental steps needed now in global redesign of Earth system governance, experts say

Fundamental steps needed now in global redesign of Earth system governance, experts say | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Some 32 social scientists and researchers from around the world have concluded that fundamental reforms of global environmental governance are needed to avoid dangerous changes in the Earth system.
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'How Creativity Works': It's All In Your Imagination : NPR

In his new book, Imagine, Jonah Lehrer explores the art and science of original thinking — from Shakespearean tragedies to the invention of masking tape to Nike's "Just Do It" campaign. And when you get stuck?
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Carrying capacity dashboard for Australia is launched

Carrying capacity dashboard for Australia is launched | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

Given the dependence of societal systems on biophysical health, it is vital that land-use planning initiatives have the ability to more clearly define potential future demands on the environment. Carrying capacity assessment offers a way to assess our resource needs and also determine how best to meet these needs.

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5 Reasons Why Integrated Reporting can be a Game Changer

5 Reasons Why Integrated Reporting can be a Game Changer | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Earlier this month Prof. Robert Eccles of Harvard Business School was interviewed on MIT Sloan Management Review about the latest developments in integrated reporting.
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Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space: Creative storefront use (mural)

Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space: Creative storefront use (mural) | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

1042 W. Queens West, Toronto

Photo by Kayla Rocca and Jacob Rutka.

The Grid is a weekly alternative newspaper in Toronto published by the Toronto Star. Lately they have been running a feature on vacant properties. This piece, "Know Vacancy: 1040-1042 Queen St. W.," discusses a couple properties in the West Queen West area. It turns out that the building with the mural has been vacant for a number of decades, but the owner allowed murals to be painted on the storefront, as a complementary activity supporting the photography gallery next door.

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Inching Toward Energy Independence in America

Inching Toward Energy Independence in America | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Declining oil consumption and new energy production have brought the United States closer to a goal that has tantalized presidents since Richard Nixon.
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With Senate Bill Passage Crowdfunding Legalization On the Horizon

With Senate Bill Passage Crowdfunding Legalization On the Horizon | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
On Thursday, the U.S. Senate approved legislation that will legalize crowdfunding and allow the general public to make equity investments in start-up companies and small businesses.
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GOOD Pictures: Life on the Commuter Train - Design - GOOD

GOOD Pictures: Life on the Commuter Train - Design - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Winter's portraits speak to the diversity of they people who commute every day, and leave us wondering about people's lives outside the train.
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Biodiversity, and Green Slugs, in Action

Biodiversity, and Green Slugs, in Action | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Cathedral Grove on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, is a good place to learn about natural ecosystems and sustainable community development.
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How to get an Impact Investing Job (Part 2) – Personalities & Targets

How to get an Impact Investing Job (Part 2) – Personalities & Targets | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
This series is an abridged and revised version of a 5-part series originally published on GoodGeneration.org between Jan 15-23 , 2012.
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